Rickard Jonsson

He grew up on a farm with cows in Varaslätten. He trained to be a teacher and worked for a few years until he had the opportunity to pursue a PhD at Stockholm University.

- I am motivated by an interest in identity formation in young people, who often challenge and draw attention to norms through various forms of expression, language, and humour. What I look forward to the most with my job is going to work on an ordinary day to meet my smart colleagues and doctoral students. Our conversations at lunch, or the most formal seminar discussions on texts, writing, and issues that we pursue, are what make this job so exciting”, says Rickard.